Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Set to Debut in Paris, Not Expected in US
Just when you started to think that Mercedes-Benz has seemingly run out of new vehicles to bring to the upcoming Paris Motor Show, the German automaker announced that a new E-Class All-Terrain will be joining the GLC43 Coupe and GT Roadsters in France.
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This new Mercedes will be compete with the likes of the Volvo Cross Country and Audi Allroad, but don’t expect the All-Terrain to be able to climb over the world’s grandest mountains or trek across taxing desert landscapes. That’s because this model is probably best suited for light off-road adventures. However, the wagon does come with hard plastic trim around the rocker panels and bumpers to protect it from unnecessary scratches or dents. In addition, the bottom of the car features a skid plate to protect expensive mechanical parts during those times when the driver does adventure a little bit away from the beaten path.
Some of the distinctive features of this car include its adjustable air suspension, twin-slat grille, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Consumers can choose to upgrade to larger 20-inch wheels if they desire, but they have no choice over the car’s drive system, as each and every Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain comes standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
Underneath the hood of the All-Terrain is a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine rated at 194 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed transmission, which helps the Mercedes wagon accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in approximately eight seconds. Moreover, this specialized E-Class can reach a top speed of 144 mph.
For those consumers wondering about the inside of the vehicle, some of the unique features that can be found inside the cabin include vast amounts of leather and wood, All-Terrain floor mats, and stainless steel sport pedals. In addition, the E-Class All Terrain keeps the popular rear-facing third-row seats.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, which opens to the public on October 1st. After that, the wagon will be released in Europe next year. However, consumers in America will have a difficult time getting their hands on one. That’s because Digital Trends reported that Mercedes currently doesn’t have any plans to bring this model to the United States.
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Gallery: Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Photos
News Source: Digital Trends